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Chamu Sundaramurthy, Ph.D.
Professor, Strategic Management

Dr. Chamu Sundaramurthy is a professor of management at SDSU. She teaches courses in strategic management and international business and is the coordinator for the strategic management area.  She has supervised a number of student field cases, one of which was awarded the Graduate Comprehensive Case of the Year Award by the Small Business Institute Directors’ Association. Dr. Sundaramurthy received the 2013 and 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of her influence on the academic career of the outstanding student of the year in International Business and in Finance, respectively. Before entering academic life, Chamu Sundaramurthy practiced corporate and taxation law in India. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky before joining SDSU.

Dr. Sundaramurthy researches a range of topics in corporate governance, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Her research on governance issues associated with family businesses, IPOs, and large public corporations was published in leading journals such as, the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and PracticeJournal of ManagementManagerial and Decision Economics, Multinational Business Review, Family Business Review, Business and Society, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Business Ethics. Her work is widely cited and in 2010, she received the College of Business Administration’s Outstanding Faculty Contribution award for research. 

Chamu is also active in her profession by serving on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, a premier journal in her field, and Journal of Managerial Issues and International Strategic Change Management. She has also served multiple terms on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review, another elite journal.She has received the Academy of Management’s (the national professional organization for Management scholars) Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division’s Outstanding Reviewer Award multiple years and was recognized for her outstanding reviewing by the Entrepreneurship Division. She has also served on the BPS Division’s Research Committee.


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